The Black Queens of Ghana pipped Cameroon to pick a historic gold medal in the All Africa Games on Friday.
The Queens were dominated by their Cameroonian counterparts in the entire game until the 87 minute when Edem Atovor was brought down cynically in the 18-yard by Cameroonian defender Sonkeng Amariele.
Without hesitation Angolan referee Maximina Bernando awarded a penalty to the queens which was woefully taken by Agnes Aduako but took a rebound for forward Portia Boakye to unleash a thunderbolt to beat the Cameroonian goalkeeper Annette Flore Ngo in the 88th minute.
The fourth referee added three minutes of extra time but the Cameroonians’ persistent pressure yielded no results.
The gold medal sends Ghana’s total medal to 19 with two gold, nine silver and eight Bronze.
It was sweet revenge for Ghana who lost by the same score line four years ago at the 2011 Maputo Games.